Breaking: Large explosion in downtown Nashville thought to be "intentional"

An explosion in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning that the authorities said they believe was an “intentional” act sent smoke rising high above the buildings, the authorities said.

Officials said at a news conference that three people were injured and taken to hospitals. So far, there are no fatalities, they said.

An explosion “linked to a vehicle” occurred at 6:30 a.m. outside 166 2nd Ave N in downtown Nashville, the Metro Nashville Police Department said on Twitter…

Freddie O’Connell, a Nashville council member for the area affected by the explosion, said by email that a lot of people had lost their homes.